Mohammed Siraj lost his father in November 2020 while touring Australia with Team India.© AFP
The heartbeat of India’s Mohammed Siraj has revealed that words promoted by head coach Ravi Shastri have changed his mind about returning home after his team’s Australian tour after his father’s death. “Tu Test match Khel, dekh tereko 5 wickets milega. Hello dad also Dua tera saath hoga (You play a test match. You get 5 dads because your father’s Blessings are with you), ”Shastrik told him before the second test in Melbourne, according to speedster.
Siraj received news of his father’s death on Nov. 20, months before Adelaide’s successful four-match test attempt began. The decision was not made until Shastrik intervened and motivated.
The 27-year-old Siraj made five purchases on 77 runs as he debuted his test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
“Match ke baad Ravi sir ne bahut Khus hokar bola, tujhe bola tha na 5 wickets milega (Mr Ravi said after the match: ‘I said you will receive five goalkeepers’). I was very confident when my coaches encouraged me in that way, ”Siraj told ABP News.
Not only Shastri, but the entire management of the team appeared in favor of Siraj as he plays with skipper Virat Kohli in the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL franchise.
“Virat bhai it is always there. Two years ago I couldn’t do well at IPL, he believed in my ability. He kept me at RCB and I’m grateful for that, ”Siraj said.
“When I lost my father on the Australian tour, Mr. Ravi and Bowling Coach Bharat Arun had a lot of support.”
In Brisbane’s fourth and final test, Australia’s second inning, he caught Haul in the five-goal decade as India won the match to secure a historic 2-1 series victory.
Siraj is currently in England with the Indian national team in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand and a five-match series against host England.
The fast-paced Hyderabad has so far selected 16 wickets in five tests and three wickets in three T20 internationals.
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